"I enjoy reading your blog every day and find it really useful. I’m getting married on the 16th June next year and have pretty much everything sorted apart from the flowers. I know I want Orchids and I’ve chosen my bouquet but really don’t know what sort of table centre pieces I would like. Do you know where I could find examples of good centre pieces on the internet?" Geraldine
You know I love a challenge and I’ve scoured the net high and low for some orchid inspired table centrepieces. Some of the first sites I searched were the websites of wedding magazines (you’ll find a selection of both UK and USA sites on the right if you scroll down this page). They feature so many ideas, often with online pictures and links to suppliers.
It isn’t hard to figure why orchids can be found in the top ten list of wedding flowers – they are sophisticated, timeless blooms and are sturdy enough to withstand the summer heat. If you’re going to use orchids for the wedding you can choose to have either potted or cut styles and there’s plenty of varieties for colour. The advantage of the former is that you can give them away to guests after the reception if you like.
Orchids are very versatile, you can go subtle and elegant or you can add some real drama to the centrepieces with a tall arrangement like this cymbidium orchid and carnation vase which I found at Wedding Flowers Guide.
This picture shows the same cymbidium orchids but with short stems and in a pale rosy pink. The vases are differently sized and filled with coloured granules and a small amount of foliage. Again they are from Wedding Flowers Guide.
Fish bowl vases have increased in popularity and whilst I think this orchid spray may be fake, it does show a very simple and cost-friendly option.
This complicated display used cymbidium orchids amongst blush calla lilies, avalanche roses, tropical foliage and pearl detailing. From Flowers by Lisa.
I hope that helps you with your planning and have a wonderful wedding!